The interview with Alex Paul, the lead of the Chainsmokers, talks about how the Chainsmokers become the Chainsmokers and what made them want to pursue a career in music full time. Paul talks about how the main hype of the Chainsmokers mainly started from the hit song Closer with the singer Halsey. Paul talks about how he is so different in the DJ world mainly because they have showmanship, instead of just hiding behind their music equipment, instead of just having a vocalist come and sing over their soundtrack. Paul goes into his upbringing about how he was a DJ for a hobby at first. While in college he did a couple of shows here and there, but nothing really major. His college friends were really into the DJ Avicii. Hearing and seeing this DJ was like a spark for Paul to start being more serious about his music.
Alex was so fascinated with the music scene that he had to get a taste himself to see whether this is the right choice for him or not. Alex lived in New York, where he was going to school at Syracuse. Andrew, the other member of Chainsmokers was from Maine and he was told about Alex through a kid who worked for Alex’s manager. Andrew came instantly and the duo started working together, almost like magic. The DJ duo already knew what they brought to the table, so they sat down grinding constantly to finally get a stride or a fanbase. Other hits they have made like Roses, and Don’t Let Me Down follow the normal flow of how DJs make music, which was just having a vocalist do the singing. However, having the DJ actually sing makes the Chainsmoker a unique duo that can not be beat.